All creatives and writers who contributed to over 60 years of Graphis Magazine from 1944 to 2005 are listed below in alphabetical order by last name. These 355 issues give rare insight into the historical emergence of our professions from a start in Fine Art through the evolution to Graphic Design (or commercial art) and Advertising as we know them today. As a reminder, Professional Members gain full access to these priceless archives.

History Of Graphis Magazine — Graphis Magazine, The International Journal of Visual Communication, was designed and published by Walter Herdeg from 1944 through 1985. It originally presented work from Fine Artists such as Picasso, Vasarely, Munch, and many more; later, it presented the evolution of Graphic Design as we know it today, followed by Illustration, Photography, and eventually Advertising.

Herdeg also initiated Graphis Annual (Design integrated with Illustration) in 1952, followed by Photographis (Design integrated with Photography) in 1966, and Graphis Posters in 1973. He also published books on a variety of topics such as Comics, Diagrams, Ephemera, and Television Graphics.

In 1985, Herdeg retired and sold Graphis to B. Martin Pedersen, who redefined the Annuals by separating them into Design, Photography, Advertising, and New Talent for student work. He also began publishing non-Annuals in Typography, Branding, Brochures, Annual Reports, and Logo & Letterhead. Pedersen continued with the Magazine until 2005 when it ceased due to global economic decline.

From 1997-2000, (issues 307-323), Graphis commissioned great writers such as Tom Wolfe (interviewed Milton Glaser in issue 331), Truman Capote (wrote about Richard Avedon’s portraits in issue 86), Pete Hamill (wrote about “The Public and Private Art of David Levine” in issue 321 and Milton Glaser in issue 324), and Paola Antonelli (wrote about Pierluigi Cerri in issue 286, Italo Lupi in issue 276, and Achille Castiglioni in issue 285), among many others. Pedersen relaunched the Magazine as Graphis Journal, which continues to present quality editorial about the talent behind the extraordinary artwork in the industry.

I sincerely believe that much of the Platinum and Gold Award-winning work we have been receiving over the years qualifies as fine art. —B. Martin Pedersen

Below is an alphabetical SEARCH by CONTRIBUTOR or PROFESSION.
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Wahren, Max, Author

Waki, Seikichi, Author

Walker, Peter, Architect

Walker, R. A., Author

Walker, Thomas K., Author

Wallrapp, Yustin, Author

Walz Jr., Ch. A., Author

Ward, Peter, Author

Warde, Beatrice, Author

Ware, Chris, Artist & Illustrator

Wartmann, Dr. E., Author

Wasniewsky, Jerzy, Author

Watanabe, Nana, Photographer

Waters, John, Film

Waters, Peter, Author

Watson, Albert, Photographer

Watson, W., Author

Weaks, Dan, Photographer

Weaver, Robert, Author, Artist & Illustrator

Webb, Michael, Author

Weber, Jessica M., Author

Webster, David, Author

Wegman, William, Photographer

Wehrlin, R., Author

Weibel, Dr. Kurt, Author

Weidemann, Prof. Kurt, Author

Weidman, John, Author

Weihs, Bertram A. Th., Artist & Illustrator

Weill, Alan, Author

Weinberg-Staber, Margit, Author

Weiner, Piroska, Author

Weingart, Wolfgang, Author, Designer

Weinstock, Nino, Author

Weintraub, Anette, Author

Welti, Dr. Jakob Rudolf, Author

Wendland, Henning, Author

Wenger, Edwin, Author

Wenzel, Erich, Author

Werner, Author

Wescher, Herta, Author

Wetli, Hugo, Designer

Whaite, Lyndon, Author

Whelan, Richard, Author

White III, Charles, Artist & Illustrator

Whittet, G. S., Author

Wickman, Kerstin, Author

Widmer, Jean, Designer

Wiedemann, Barbara, Author

Wiegand, Ingrid, Author

Wiese, Bruno K., Author, Designer

Wiet, Gaston, Author

Wilcox, David, Artist & Illustrator

Wild, Doris, Author

Wilker, Karlsson, Author

Wilkinson, Alan L., Author

Wilkinson, Peter, Author

Willardt, Kenneth, Photographer

Willberg, Peter, Author

Willer, Therese, Author

Williams, Rynn, Author

Wills, Franz Hermann, Author

Wilson, Randall, Architect

Wilson, Scottie, Artist & Illustrator

Winter, Conny J., Designer

Winterhager, Klaus, Author

Wirkkala, Tapio, Designer

Wirth, Kurt, Author, Artist & Illustrator

Wirz, Adolf, Author

Witting, Verner, Artist & Illustrator

Wohlwend, Franz, Author

Wolf, Henry, Author, Art Director, Photographer

Wolf, Reinhart, Author

Wolfe, Paul, Other

Wolfe, Tom, Author

Wolfensberger, J.E., Other

Wolff, Laetitia, Author

Wolff, Rudi, Author

Wolfromm, Jean Didlier, Author

Wollnberger, Paul, Author

Wong, Wendy Siuyi, Author

Woodward, Fred, Designer

Woodward, Richard B., Author

Wormell, Christopher, Artist & Illustrator

Wortmann, Rainer, Designer

Wroblewska, D., Author

Wurman, Richard Saul, Author, Architect, Designer

Wynn-Jones, Michael, Author

Wyss, Robert, Artist & Illustrator

Wyss, Urban, Artist & Illustrator, Designer